Nicola Gunn: Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster

Date:Wed 09 Oct
Price:Pay What You Feel

Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster is a confrontational muse on peace and conflict, moral relativism and the very function of art, inspired by a surreal incident that actually happened between a man, a woman and a duck.

A woman sees a man throwing stones at a sitting duck and she yells at him. What follows is a dissection of the excruciating realms of human behaviour and a navigation of the moral and ethical complexities of intervention.

Littered with anecdotes and digressions, critical and philosophical theory, the text is accompanied by a rhythmic electronic soundscape, and a non-stop, athletic choreography that is made to shift from the unnecessary and incongruous to the comic and strangely affecting.

From this autumn you can Pay What You Feel for the majority of our arts programme, with tickets from £2.50. All seating is unreserved and every ticket receives the same great experience. So whether you’re feeling flush or short on cash, you can come with us on some amazing artistic journeys.

"Nicola Gunn’s theatre is tantalising, entertaining, ridiculous and often bewildering in the best possible way. This marvellously eccentric, charming and mischievous performer has created yet another stylish, inventive and startling work…mesmerising and unforgettable."
Kate Herbert, Herald Sun

"Comic Genius… Gunn's text is intricate and often brilliant, full of unpredictable digressions and curious factoids. It's the verbal equivalent of skimming stones over water."
Cameron Woodhead, The Age

“Gunn's performance is a feat of quietly jaw-dropping dexterity”
Maxim Boon, The Music

"Mordantly witty, and wittily digressive."
Owen Richardson, Daily Review

"Sometimes there is a work that is so refreshingly provoking that is leaves you in a state of euphoria."
James Jackson, Aussie Theatre

"Dizzyingly witty"
Georgia Symons, Arts Hub

WARNING: This perfromance contains coarse language, adult content, lasers, haze.

Age: 13+

Duration:1 hr 10

Box office and bar open 1 hour before event start time.

All prices shown include booking fees.


Concept, Text, Direction, Performance NICOLA GUNN | Choreography JO LLOYD | Sound Composition and Design KELLY RYALL | AV Design MARTYN COUTTS | Lighting Design NIKLAS PAJANTI | Costume Design & Construction SHIO OTANI | Script Dramaturg JON HAYNES | Production & Tour Manager GWEN GILCHRIST


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